Monthly Archives: December 2016

First Robotics Sponsored

Continuing its sponsorship originally established in 1999, Retlif proudly announced its support for the 2017 First Robotics Competition as a key sponsor of the Sachem High School Robotics Team. Known as The Sachem Aftershock Robotics Team, the team was winner of the 2015 Half Hollow Hills Invitational and the  2016 SBPLI Regional competition.

By providing financial contributions and engineering support through the years, Retlif has helped to influence future engineers and scientists in a world where technology is is of premium value and where expertise is desperately needed. In designing and building a robot, participating students learn technical engineering and programming skills, personal responsibility, and the concept of effective teamwork with weekly meetings and workshops.

The Sachem High School Robotics Team has consistently ranked the top 1% of competing teams. January  begins the 2017 build season with LI regional competition beginning late March 2017.

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NH Holiday Spirit

Retlif has long supported those in need in many different ways.  At Retlif’s Goffstown New Hampshire location, Retlif employees and friends provided a large contribution of canned and packaged foods, as well as other items for preparing and cooking food. The drive yielded some 120 pounds of nutritious items for the local Goffstown Network Food Pantry food assistance program www.goffstownnetwork.org . Retlif New Hampshire  urges everyone to continue to support such important and worthy community efforts. The Goffstown Network Food Pantry is a 501C3organization and contributions are tax deductible. Thank you to  Scott, Rob, Alecs, Jamie, Todd, Mike, Matt and Ethan for helping to make the holidays special.

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New Composites Lab!

it’s official.  Retlif Testing Laboratories, has officially launched its new dedicated Composites Testing Laboratory in Plainview New York. A state of the art facility, the new
laboratory provides testing for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP), Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers (GFRP), Aramids (Kevlar), as well as for Non-Fiber Reinforced Plastic. The result of three years of planning, it is testing composites being used in commercial aviation, aerospace and avionics, maritime, military, and rail applications. Not to mention vroom vroom horseless carriages!

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Fully recognized under the Performance Review Institute (PRI) NADCAP program, the Plainview New York – based laboratory is also fully accredited to IS0-STD-17025 by the Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (LAB). ISO-STD-17025 is the international standard that represents the basis for accreditation through formal recognition of demonstration of competence.

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York, Retlif is one of the USA’s highest profile independent testing laboratories. Retlif provides complete composite testing as well as EMC/EMI and Environmental Testing and engineering services for aerospace, avionics, rail, maritime, medical devices, military and homeland security applications. Retlif test data is recognized worldwide. Retlif is strategically focused on test results with a mission to provide tangible customer value through testing and engineering services.

 

It’s Aircraft Carrier Month!

Retlif Testing Laboratories,  is celebrating National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month at all of its locations and laboratories.

080327-N-2838C-002 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 27, 2008) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) steams in the Atlantic Ocean. Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are conducting a tailored ship's training availability and final evaluation problem. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Cole (Released)

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt

“U.S. Navy aircraft carriers have been deployed in every major conflict since World War II,” Retlif President Walter Poggi stated. “They have served as a cornerstone of the USA’s ability to protect its citizens and project its strength. We recognize the accomplishments of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers in defending the freedom of the United States and our allies, by responding to crises, by helping to defuse potential situations and by spurring technological innovation.”

Retlif Business Development Manager Owen Watford observed, “We celebrate National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month at all our Retlif locations in New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and North Carolina. We are extremely proud of Retlif’s contributions to the success of these great ships. As a supplier of EMC/EMI and Environmental testing services for U.S. Navy aircraft carrier maintenance and construction, Retlif has been part of the testing of numerous component parts and systems for carriers since our inception in 1978.”

Mr. Poggi added, “As the U.S. seeks ways to pursue the fight against terrorism and other national-security challenges, policymakers will increasingly rely on aircraft carriers in more situations than previously, especially as new technologies and capabilities are incorporated into these vessels.”